2. I think it deserves to be nominated for Best Picture. It may not have been as ambitious as some of the other films of the year and I don't think it required any fantastic efforts from any of the participants but it certainly didn't misfire on any level. I think flawless execution counts for something don't you?
‘In a Better World’ Trailer – Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Language Film of 2010
Anton is a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark, and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness. Anton and his wife Marianne, who have two young sons, are separated and struggling with the possibility of divorce. Their older, ten-year-old son Elias is being bullied at school, until he is defended by Christian, a new boy who has just moved from London with his father, Claus. Christian?s mother recently lost her battle with cancer, and Christian is greatly troubled by her death. Elias and Christian quickly form a strong bond, but when Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, their friendship is tested and lives are put in danger. Ultimately, it is their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy.
David Fincher: The Complex Mind of 'Social Network's' Anti-Social Director - The Hollywood Reporter
HUGE interview. Love it.
"I don't buy this notion that emotion and sentimentality are the same," the filmmaker says in a new THR profile. "You won't see me on Barbara Walters; Oprah, that's not who I am. I don't like sentimentality because I don't like movies that 'tell' me -- I want to engage in a movie that says, 'Here it is.' It's not a colder point of view; that's reductive. It's more adult."
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Art Directors Guild 2011 Winners: Thérèse DePrez, Eve Stewart, Guy Hendrix Dyas
Inception (fantasy), Black Swan (contemporary), and The King's Speech (period) topped the feature film categories at the black-tie ceremony held at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.